June 4, 2007 Subject:
this D minor blues is abSOULutely phenominal...how can a 14 year old be that good...love his sound and can't wait to see him play the Zoo here in the Rose City in a few weeks!!!
June 16, 2006 Subject:
Reviewer:Jac from Tucson
May 20, 2006 Subject:
great show! i miss the blues!!! too much jazz now
I first caught Derek back in the mid-'90s when he was an unknown, before he was in the ABB. His band opened for Austin bluesman Jake Andrews (son of "Toad" Andrews of Mother Earth) here at the Rialto in Tucson. The David Nelson Band was in town that night, about three blocks away. I made it to the DTB opening act, then hauled it on foot and caught DNB (sorry, Jake).
Both shows were great, but it was obvious then that Derek had something "special." Sadly, he's moved away from the blues towards a more jazz-world music fusion. You'd think Susan Tedesche (Mrs. Trucks...) would have amped the blues in the dude's system. Maybe "Slowhand" can do it this summer...
Anyway, this is a great sounding soundboard from Derek's very early days. Like another reviewer, I was able to fit it on one audio CD (79:58, but it fit!). Great stuff all the way through! Worth the download!
March 7, 2005 Subject:
An early vision of what has become
It's worth downloading the whole show just for the derek solo. Sound quality is an A+
April 20, 2004 Subject:
Man I am glad that Derek got Mike Mattison!
WOW! They have changed so much since this I mean they have Kofi Burbridge, Yon Rico Scott and Mike Mattison now, this show is really really cool but the shows now are alot better. The only thing that kind of well...disgusted me...was the singing Awwww!! But this is a must Down Load Show.
April 13, 2004 Subject:
Great older show
Very good show and recording, great example of Derek's early work. This show fit on one CD for me.
February 21, 2004 Subject:
Fresh soul to the blues,GREAT!
Reviewer:God MUST play slide
June 22, 2003 Subject:
Don't pass this one up
This is the best of all the DTB concerts. Mostly blues or blues rock and Derek is playing with fire. Just kickass awesome!!